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09-20-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By parkbrav

The rear axle is quite loose and I'm positive...

The rear axle is quite loose and I'm positive that's the cause.

Assume I know nothing, what tool do I need and what do I need to do to fix this?
09-19-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By parkbrav

I have a Columbia rain jacket that is windproof,...

I have a Columbia rain jacket that is windproof, waterproof and surprisingly warm. It is spacious enough for anything beneath it, including a polar fleece. Good to look into!

I also recommend the...
09-19-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By parkbrav

Autumn Tuning

Hey I'm back for another autumn of cycling to work.

As many of you know, I have a Trek FX that is going on 3 years old. Last fall, I had to get a new rear wheel because it was rubbing against the...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By parkbrav

Rumrunn6, how about taking your day off and...

Rumrunn6, how about taking your day off and biking for fun? :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,710
Posted By parkbrav

Anyone ever play the "Frogger 1997" (aka...

Anyone ever play the "Frogger 1997" (aka "Frogger: He's Back) PC game? Was quite the graphical feast for its day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGoivXOUA-0
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,710
Posted By parkbrav

Last Winter, on my 11 mile commute home during...

Last Winter, on my 11 mile commute home during rush hour (North to south), in the dusk on or about 5:30pm, I was heading straight (south) passing through a condo association to my right. There were...
07-01-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,499
Posted By parkbrav

It couldn't hurt, but are bike lights like...

It couldn't hurt, but are bike lights like Monkeyelectric cheaper / faster to install?
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,707
Posted By parkbrav

Good for you! :thumb: That's generally also the...

Good for you! :thumb: That's generally also the case for me, but not always, sometimes they spill open and if they do they go everywhere. As you may have noticed, I have a tendency to be precautious
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By parkbrav

Cool, I'm not familiar with Sun Style, but I will...

Cool, I'm not familiar with Sun Style, but I will google it.

About that movie, apparently there's a sequel out, "Tai Chi Hero," which apparently has a more satisfying ending
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By parkbrav

I had a 22 mile round trip last winter. It was...

I had a 22 mile round trip last winter. It was doable when I checked the map and discovered an alternative route that went around industrial areas
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,707
Posted By parkbrav

Ask the grocer kindly tie an elastic band over...

Ask the grocer kindly tie an elastic band over the strawberries and blueberries, that keeps them from falling out on the ride home.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By parkbrav

I love your shout-out to Tai Chi. I studied the...

I love your shout-out to Tai Chi. I studied the Yang method for a summer about 10 years ago. I still remember much of it. I found it to be very calming and helped my thought processes as well as...
06-02-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,424
Posted By parkbrav

Had to do another deep cleaning yesterday....

Had to do another deep cleaning yesterday. Haven't done that since beginning of May. Everything was sandy for some reason, I don't remember cycling through too much sand. I discovered a deep pocket...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By parkbrav

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six...

I commuted 11 miles / 22 miles round trip for six weeks last winter. The only plus was that I finished all my cardio by the time I got home and didn't need to work out after!

My suggestion is to...
Forum: Northeast
05-30-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,942
Posted By parkbrav

I have experience on these roads, and my only...

I have experience on these roads, and my only guess is that these roads (like Rt 3 and Rt 3A) are not really accessible to cyclists
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By parkbrav

I would just like to point out that today is...

I would just like to point out that today is Arbor Day here in Massachusetts, and a few other states as well :thumb:
04-24-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,401
Posted By parkbrav

Welcome to the forum

Welcome to the forum
04-23-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,401
Posted By parkbrav

haha I hear ya. It's the price of being "the...

haha I hear ya. It's the price of being "the boss!" :rolleyes: That is, if I continue winter biking and don't, you know, get a car for the winter

The mechanic suggested a studded Schwalbe Marathon...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By parkbrav

I don't know about Perl tights, I have a Perl...

I don't know about Perl tights, I have a Perl jacket that runs small, and that was the scoop on that item before I purchased it
Forum: Northeast
04-19-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,440
Views: 936,851
Posted By parkbrav

How's PT going, mr. bill?

How's PT going, mr. bill?
Forum: Northeast
04-19-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8,440
Views: 936,851
Posted By parkbrav

Random question - does any one have any...

Random question - does any one have any experience - positive or negative - with the "Critical Mass" rides the last Fridays of the month?
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By parkbrav

I've gotten quite a lot of use out of my Columbia...

I've gotten quite a lot of use out of my Columbia Rain pants, which I think rumrunn6 is also describing. My rain pants double as a windbreaker for my lower core, trapping warmth in as I pedal.
04-18-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,401
Posted By parkbrav

I took the winters off last weekend. I was going...

I took the winters off last weekend. I was going to keep them on until Mid-May because of work. But I ripped a sidewall in the rear tire, causing a flat, so I needed to change the tires anyway
04-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By parkbrav

Winter Tire Sale

I had the winters tire off over the weekend. I will have to buy a replacement winter tire for next season as one of the tires expired over the winter.

I just wanted to pass along that there are...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Ah, perhaps now I understand your...

Ah, perhaps now I understand your misunderstanding. This was never a conversation about salmoning in general, it was a topic about this specific case of salmoning and that got resolved - before you...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I know you're dying to have the last word, so...

I know you're dying to have the last word, so I'll let you have it, perhaps finally we can leave it there, with the poor horse being beaten
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I've said now now a hundred times, the...

I've said now now a hundred times, the municipality in question has an ordinance against vehicles (including bicycles) on the sidewalk. That was discussed mid-way through the first week of this...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I didn't appreciate that snark. You seem to be...

I didn't appreciate that snark. You seem to be taking this thread way too personally, why?
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I don't appreciate the snark this morning. I feel...

I don't appreciate the snark this morning. I feel like you're yelling at me for participating in my own thread, and I don't appreciate that. I'm making a point, yes, that there are some fallacious...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Well the same could be said about operating a...

Well the same could be said about operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk, obviously that's also an illegal act.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Thanks for all the replies, really top-quality...

Thanks for all the replies, really top-quality stuff. I must express some disappointment, however, with some of the responses. In my opinion, some of these responses are raising the "straw-man...
03-27-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,288
Posted By parkbrav

I notice that A LOT as well about the weather...

I notice that A LOT as well about the weather report. For some reason the weather report doesn't record the morning low, they go with the evening low, or some such, even though the morning low is...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

And could we agree that those instances of when...

And could we agree that those instances of when it does happen, to chalk it up to cyclist inexperience? e.g. one bad apple spoils the bunch, that one inexperienced cyclist reflects badly on the 9...
03-26-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,221
Posted By parkbrav

Ohhh, that's a nice bike! I notice you have...

Ohhh, that's a nice bike! I notice you have fenders and a rear rack. Is it tricky and time consuming removing the studs with all that gear?
Forum: Commuting
03-26-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Haha, I think in theory one could still get a...

Haha, I think in theory one could still get a ticket, but most likely it's not going to come up unless there's reason to enforce, like a safety event. Meaning, there will probably be no ticket unless...
03-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,403
Posted By parkbrav

Rum, what can you tell me about spring fishing in...

Rum, what can you tell me about spring fishing in this area? Are the fish active under the ice under winter? Do they "bite" more this time of year?
03-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,221
Posted By parkbrav

just spouting off a little bit...the ground still...

just spouting off a little bit...the ground still may be frozen, which means that any runoff or precipitation COULD freeze or refreeze
03-25-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By parkbrav

There was a good suggestion made on another...

There was a good suggestion made on another thread - check back in for info on off-season sales on winter cycling swag
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Ok, well, I suggested that you read the thread...

Ok, well, I suggested that you read the thread before you jump in, because many of the points you had raised have already been addressed. I am at work and I don't appreciate having to repeat myself...
03-21-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By parkbrav

Amen, my brother. Might I ask, about how many...

Amen, my brother. Might I ask, about how many miles did you log this winter?
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

ok but I would appreciate it if you would just...

ok but I would appreciate it if you would just carry on in another thread.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I appreciate you taking the time to reply. I've...

I appreciate you taking the time to reply. I've said yesterday I've gotten what I need from this conversation. Thanks anyway



It sounds like your situation is quite a bit different than this...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

It's creating an unsafe situation and it's...

It's creating an unsafe situation and it's violating a city ordinance.

It's unsafe because there are now two cyclists approaching the north on opposite ends of the road as motorists driving south,...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Thanks for the reply. I thought we already agreed...

Thanks for the reply. I thought we already agreed not to cavil about the semantics?

I'm pretty sure I've clarified this, the BSO was cycling up a sidewalk against traffic on a two lane road. The...
03-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By parkbrav

My winter: In terms of the weather it was...

My winter:

In terms of the weather it was cold but there was not much in the ways of precipitation. There was a big rain storm late January, I got caught in that and I had to cycle in part of...
03-20-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,288
Posted By parkbrav

I am highly suspicious that the Boston area will...

I am highly suspicious that the Boston area will get an "April-Fool's Day" snow storm this year. It often happens, of varying intensity.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

I decided to go down the "say nothing" road this...

I decided to go down the "say nothing" road this morning - literally - as I chose the alternate route in to work
03-20-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By parkbrav

How WAS Your 2018-2019 Winter Ride?

With astronomical spring right around the corner, is it time to reflect on the 2018-2019 winter season? Or will Winter linger in your parts for a while? Any unique challenges faced? Any new obstacles...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Sorry I wasn't clear, this on a .75 mile stretch...

Sorry I wasn't clear, this on a .75 mile stretch of road that is quite wide enough to accommodate cyclists in the flow of traffic. The salmon-ing in this case didn't strike me as necessary
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,080
Posted By parkbrav

Great post!

Great post!
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